Definition of Competent

1. Adjective. Properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient. "A competent typist"




2. Adjective. Adequate for the purpose. "A competent performance"
Similar to: Adequate, Equal
Derivative terms: Competency

3. Adjective. Legally qualified or sufficient. "Competent testimony"
Antonyms: Incompetent

Definition of Competent

1. a. Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit.

Definition of Competent

1. Adjective. Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question. ¹

3. Adjective. Adequate for the purpose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Competent

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Competent

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1. Annual Report (1899)
"A machinist is classified as a competent general workman, competent floor hand, competent lathe hand, competent vise hand, competent planer hand, competent ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"A fourth incapacity is want of reason ; without a competent share of which, as no other, so neither can the matrimonial contract, be valid, (и) It was forro ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"She was in fault in not having a competent look-out, properly stationed and faithfully attending to that duty. The Ottawa (ante, 165) ; Chamberlain v. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: In by Sandford Nevile, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1834)
"Joseph Hirst was a competent witness, and that consequently the rule for a new trial must be made absolute. Rule absolute. WILMOTT, Gent, one ike. v. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... and that defendants were active participants in the common purpose, the declarations and acts of members of the crowd were competent against defendants. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"chemist has one chance in four of being as competent as a certain pathologist, a result that would not be possible by direct comparison. ..."

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